Lake Erie Airport Study

by Herbert R. Crawford, (M.ASCE), Dir.; Cleveland Aviation Office, Howard, Needles, Tammen & Bergendoff; and Study Dir., Lake Erie Airport Study, Cleveland, Ohio,

Serial Information: Transportation Engineering Journal of ASCE, 1977, Vol. 103, Issue 2, Pg. 321-335

Document Type: Journal Paper


Completed investigations include weather studies, Lake bottom soils surveys, and environmental surveys of Lake waters and sediments. Weather, noise levels, air and water quality impacts, airspace/air traffic control considerations, obstruction clearances, effects on Lake currents and Lake navigation routes, and aesthetic considerations have been evaluated. The feasibility of dividing airport functions between the offshore site and onshore facilities has been studied, facility requirements developed, and airport layout schematics formulated. Potential construction configurations have been analyzed. Construction materials availability and transport methods are being investigated, alternative construction methods are being studied, and cost-effectiveness evaluations have been initiated. Environmental impacts and legal questions are under intensive study. Future work includes function/selection, access planning, cost-benefit analyses, financial planning, further environmental impacts, and final feasibility analysis. Completion of the in-Lake portion of the study is scheduled for late 1976.

Subject Headings: Construction methods | Soil surveys | Environmental issues | Offshore construction | Construction materials | Lakes | Airports and airfields | Hydrographic surveys | Lake Erie | Great Lakes

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